September 25, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 34

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The San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) is soliciting applications requesting pilot project funds for two separate initiatives. The first initiative calls for pilot projects in cancer-related research to be funded through the SACI core grant developmental funds and an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. Approximately $185,000 is available for these projects.

The initiative supports four types of projects:

  • "Unrestricted" projects in cancer-related (including basic, clinical, translational and prevention) research, with grants available up to $20,000.

  • The 5th Annual Barbara H. Bowman, Ph.D., Award in Cancer Prevention Research up to $25,000, which will go to the highest ranked cancer prevention-related project submitted.

  • "Mentored Junior Faculty" awards, for applications up to a maximum of $20,000 per project from junior faculty members (specifically defined) with a named senior faculty SACI investigator to serve as the applicant’s mentor.

  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants, for junior faculty (specifically defined) in projects in cancer-related (including basic, clinical, translational and prevention) research, up to $20,000.

The second initiative calls for proposals for cancer control initiatives to be funded through a SACI supplemental grant. Eligible applications will include one- or two-year hypothesis-driven, cancer control-related, cross-disciplinary studies in the areas of population-based cancer genetics, epidemiology, cancer survivorship, behavioral research and cancer surveillance research. Applicants must be current SACI research members or eligible candidates simultaneously applying for research membership with at least one current SACI member serving as a co-investigator. A total of $80,000 is available to fund projects of up to $40,000 a year for one- to two-year projects.

Applications will be reviewed by members of the SACI Project Review Committee and receive priority scores to determine funding awards. The deadline for proposals is Oct. 6. The earliest anticipated date of award is Jan. 1.

Application forms and instructions are available by visiting the SACI Web site at www.ccc.saci.org, calling 616-5590, or through e-mail at lelliott@saci.org.